Principals' Memo #1027-11

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

October 4, 2011

TO: Principals

FROM: Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT: America’s Legislators Back to School Program

This memorandum provides information regarding the efforts of the Virginia House of Delegates Legislative Education and Development Office to promote America's Legislators Back to School Program.  The official House of Delegates participation period will be throughout the 2011-2012 academic school year.  The program is a national civics program designed to educate young citizens about the legislative process and build links between schools and legislators.  Information regarding the program can be found at the following address:
http://house.virginia.gov/back2school/2011-2012_school_flyer.pdf.

This is an opportunity to improve students' knowledge of government, and help them understand how legislators try to solve public problems.  Any questions concerning America's Legislators Back to School Program should be directed to Jay Pearson, house legislative education and development program project manager, by e-mail at JPearson@house.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 698-1524.

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